March 27, 2007
For the convenience of all concerned, the 2007 leadership conference will be held on Sunday April first at the headquarters in Lansing. It will be held in conjunction with the regular LEC meeting which is commonly held on the first Sunday of every other month.
Activists, candidates, and affiliate officers are welcome to arrive at 11:00 AM to share their ideas concerns and suggestions with the LEC. The LEC is interested in ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of this party, and how the state organization can best help affiliates and individuals to make this happen.
Unlike last year, this will not be a pre-election season training seminar, or information session, rather it will be a chance to network and work out a plan to improve this party.
This year we are asking affiliate leaders and other party activists to arrive with specific concerns and ideas. This is an excellent time for the membership of this party to develop ways for us to work smarter, not harder.
To last and grow, an organization must have a structure that can survive significant changes in membership and leadership. We are individualists, but the needs of the members should not be loaded on to the shoulders of any one individual.
The regular LEC meeting is scheduled to start at 1PM, but those attending for the leadership conference are encouraged to stay and share their ideas with one another over lunch.
The Headquarters has a New Location:
2272 East Michigan Ave., Lansing. Just west of US-127, Michigan Ave. exit. Park and enter in back. Xango juice company is in the front.
Registration forms and information pertaining to the 2007 Libertarian Party of Michigan Convention are available at:
This is on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan's Web page. The LPWM has been gracious enough to host this important annual gathering. The convention is on May 5th but there are discounts for people to register by April 16th.
Register and renew membership directly online at:
Please remind your fellow Libertarians of this event; many people don't read LPM online thoroughly and may over-look this announcement.
Important information for would-be delegates: "A person who has never been a member of the Libertarian Party of Michigan must become a member at least 30 days prior to a State convention before being allowed to vote at that convention."
If you recently joined the national organization, you may not yet be an LPM member. So make sure to join the Michigan Party too. Dues must be current at the time of the convention to vote there.
This Monday was the 25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. It was commemorated with a ceremony, Native American Blessing, and panel discussion.
Speakers included: Sen. John Warner, Former Sen. Charles Mathias (R-Md.), Brig. Gen. George B. Price, Sen. Chuck Hagel , and Jan Scruggs, founder and president, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
As a Libertarian, I was inspired to learn that the memorial was 100% privately funded. Americans can pull together to pay for projects such as these, without depending on government support.
[Note from the Chair: All Libertarian Presidential Candidates are welcome to submit articles.]
GET TO KNOW LP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHRISTINE SMITH
I invite Michigan Libertarians to listen to the recent 30-minute interview with me on Angela Keaton's Liberated Space Radio Show. The March 1, 2007 interview is archived at
I also invite you to listen to the WNYU-New York interview (approx. 5-10 minutes) archived at http://www.wnyu.org/archives Click the Thursday, Feb. 22 "Feature" archive.
Michigan Libertarians may read about me at my campaign website: http://www.LibertarianForPresident.com
I have received numerous invitations to Libertarian state conventions and other events nationwide. I have already attended or will be attending the San Diego LP Convention, the Oregon LP Convention, the New Mexico LP Convention, the California (in San Ramon) LP Convention, and others across the country are now being planned.
MICHIGAN LP TRIP FUNDRAISER: The Michigan LP Convention sounds very interesting as I would welcome having the opportunity to meet all of you. However, due to our limited campaign budget, the expense of trips we've already planned, and recent campaign advertising costs, I need to raise a nominal $600 in order for me to commit to attending the Michigan LP Convention. ($600 is just a nominal amount, but it will help defray the travel expense for myself and a campaign assistant.)
Those wishing to help make my campaign trip to Michigan possible should designate their contribution for the Michigan trip.
If for any reason I am unable to attend (or if the $600 isn't raised), all contributions which were made for the Michigan trip will be promptly refunded. Again, contributors should clearly state that their contribution is for the Michigan trip.
Want to help? Visit http://www.libertarianforpresident.com/id7.html for complete details on how to contribute. With just a little help from you, I'll be able to accept the invitation to participate in your state convention in May.
Paid for by Christine Smith for President
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